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Early Preview: Fear the Funhouse #1

Fear the Funhouse #1

Script: Micol Ostow, Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Northrop
Art: Lisette Carrera, Ryan Caskey, Diana Camero
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Lisette Carrera
Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo
Final Order Cutoff: 9/26
On Sale Date: 10/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

A night camping at the treehouse in the woods leads the pre-teen Archie and his friends to do what any kid their age would do in that scenario: tell scary stories! But each story grows creepier and creepier as the kids realize that maybe, just maybe, there is some truth to these tall tales in an anthology that’s equal parts Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.

Fear the Funhouse #1

Archie Comics brings horror home for the holidays!

Archie Comics is wishing everyone a very scary holiday season with an all-new one-shot comic, Happy Horrordays, hitting store shelves (and stockings) in December! The horror anthology features a return to the world of the hit Archie Horror series Jughead: The Hunger by creators Frank Tieri and Joe Eismaalong with two more tales of yuletide terror bound to keep you up at night hoping that sound on the roof is who you think it is.

Setting up his offering, Tieri said, “In ‘‘Twas the Night Before the Hunger,’ X-Mas turns into an X-Massacre when Jughead finds himself up against none other than a pissed off Krampus one fine Christmas morn. It’s a nice little tale of ho-ho-horror where we may see more than just Christmas cookies and hamburgers getting eaten.” In Tieri’s Jughead: The Hunger series, Jughead is a werewolf, and we were treated to another trip back to that fan-favorite universe in Chilling Adventures Presents… Weirder Mysteries, a sci-fi horror one-shot released in September.

In the second story, inspired by Icelandic folklore by writer Joanne Starer and artist Butch Mapaa terrifying cryptid teams up with Sheila Wu, a character introduced in the now-classic “New Kids Off the Wall” storyline by Alex Simmons and Dan Parent in 2010.

Rounding out the special holiday issue is a terrifying twist on a staple Archie Christmas character, Sugar Plum, Santa’s fairy helper, by writer Joe Corallo and artist Patrick Piazzalunga.

Happy Horrordays, with colors by Matt Herms and lettering by Jack Morelli, releases December 14 in comic shops nationwide and is available for pre-order now. It will feature a cover by Adam Gorham and an open-to-order variant cover by Archie Horror legend Robert Hack.

Review: The 06 Protocol #1

After the patriarch of the family is killed, a mother finds out he’s part of a super secret government organization.

Story: Lee Turner
Art: Cliff Richards
Color: Matt Herms
Letterer: Cardinal Rae

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Early Preview: Chilling Adventures Presents… Weirder Mysteries

Chilling Adventures Presents… Weirder Mysteries

Script: Frank Tieri, Joanne Starer, Ron Robbins
Art: Federico Sabbatini, Juan Bobillo, Ryan Jampole
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
Variant Cover: Aaron Lea
Final Order Cutoff: 8/29
On Sale Date: 9/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Riverdale is known to be a hotbed of strange happenings and paranormal activity… always has been and always will be. Take a look as a few extra-special case files are opened that highlight the weird occurrences that happen in the small, quiet town, in a one-shot anthology that’s equal parts The X-Files and Black Mirror.

Chilling Adventures Presents… Weirder Mysteries

Get a first look at the special milestone Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the historic milestone issue of the bestselling comic book series based on the global pop culture phenomenon with a special oversized issue, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100. The Charge to 100 builds to a celebratory and shocking 100th issue from acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott, series artists Marco Renna and Moisés Hidalgo, with colorists Tamra Bonvillain and Matt Herms, as well as the return of several all-star fan favorites as guest artists on this epic culmination of a story years in the making, available on September 28, 2022. 

A legacy that began in Go Go Power Rangers finally converges here as Charge to 100 reaches its milestone issue—and kicks off brand new beginnings! Rangers fans will not want to miss Ryan Parrott’s FINAL issue on the main series, joined by a superstar lineup of returning artists including such iconic illustrators Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Dan Mora, Hendry Presetya, and Miguel Mercado.

News of a deathly threat reaches the team—one that threatens every Ranger and everyone else in the entire Universe. As the climactic battle against unspeakable enemies unfolds, the lines between friend and foe blur, and difficult decisions await even the strongest of Rangers.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 features main cover art by superstar artist Dan Mora and variant covers by acclaimed illustrators Bon Bernardo, Miguel Mercado, Goñi Montes, Mike del Mundo, Tyler Kirkham, and InHyuk Lee

Each copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 will also contain 1 of 10 evenly intermixed collectible trading cards featuring your favorite Rangers and villains with art by fan favorite artist Kris Anka and design by Dylan Todd, as well as an exclusive art print by superstar artist Dan Mora!

Golden Age hero Bob Phantom returns!

Archie Comics is bringing the classic superhero Bob Phantom out of the Golden Age vault and into the modern era in an all-new one-shot comic book hitting stores in November! Writer James III and artist Richard Ortiz set their mind-bending noir-tinged adventure in the shadowy alleyways of New York City’s theater district, with a hero who may be the story’s villain, as well.

Bob Phantom was one of Archie’s earliest superhero characters, introduced in 1939’s Blue Ribbon Comics #2 in a story drawn by comics legend Irv Novick. Boasting a multitude of superpowers and talents, he fought crime by night and worked as theater critic and gossip columnist Walt Whitney by day, often antagonizing police. In the new version, James III explores the possibility that Walt’s anti-authoritarian streak may run deeper than the surface as he creates news in order to report it.

Bob Phantom’s fanciful powers may also be too fanciful to be true, as the new story takes a surreal turn into Walt’s dreams.

Bob Phantom releases November 16 in comic shops nationwide and is available for pre-order now. It will feature a cover by Tim Seeley and Matt Herms as well as an open-to-order variant cover by Jamal Igle.

Preview: Jinx Grim Fairy Tales (One-Shot)

Jinx Grim Fairy Tales (One-Shot)

Script: Magdalene Visaggio, James III, Joe Corallo
Art: Craig Cermak, Evan Stanley, Eva Cabrera
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Vic Malhotra
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 8/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Teen Jinx Holliday is Riverdale’s go-to babysitter. The (often unruly) kids that she watches over always change, seemingly for the better. The key to her success? Her book of unique fairy tales, all of which tell a moralistic story—usually grim, gruesome ones that frighten the children with Jinx as the star of each and every one. What sinister, I mean, serious lessons will she teach her wards?

Jinx Grim Fairy Tales

Review: Black Adam #1

Black Adam #1

Every week there’s a few comics I’m super excited to read. This week, Black Adam #1 is one of them. The combination of the creative team and the subject is a comic that has me excited and it being DC Black Label means it’ll be a bit more mature and do things you can’t in the regular continuity.

Written by Priest, the comic plants a flag early as to what we can expect from it. Lord Adam is dragged before a US Senate hearing about violations of some exportation laws involving Kahndaq. A leader of the democratic opposition movement is murdered. All of that spins into a shocking finale that looks to explore the future of the nation.

Priest has delivered superhero heroics with political drama for a debut that looks to challenge the perception of Black Adam as a despot and ruler, a benevolent dictator. I can guess exactly where things might go and what discussions might be had but it all comes together for a start that has a lot of potential as a comic series that will challenge the reader to think about the role of superpowers and superheroes, as well as those in the middle.

The art by Rafa Sandoval is fantastic. With colors by Matt Herms and lettering by Willie Schubert, everything about Black Adam #1 looks beautiful. The character design is great. The action is solid and the transformations are memorable. The use of words in battle and switching explodes on the page in memorable moments… really all the visuals are memorable. It’s a comic that’s as great to look at as it is to read.

As an aside, having worked on the Hill, the scene in the Dirksen Senate building brought back memories and the rather cold and boring look of hearing rooms. It’s not that far off from reality so bravo to Priest and Sandoval. Though, The main room in the Senate might have been more appropriate for a head of state, plus the “comic hearings” took place there too.

Black Adam #1 is a fantastic debut. This is a “mature” superhero comic in that it’ll make readers think yet delivers the action and spandex and capes one would expect. I had high expectations for it and it met them in every way. One of the best comics of the week.

Story: Priest Art: Rafa Sandoval
Color: Matt Herms Letterer: Willie Schubert
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: The Best Archie Comic Ever #1

The Best Archie Comic Ever #1

Script: Fred Van Lente, Aubrey Sitterson, Ruben Najera
Art: Tim Seeley, Jed Dougherty, Giorgia Sposito
Colors: Matt Herms
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Tim Seeley, Matt Herms
Variant Cover: Tom Whalen
On Sale Date: 6/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE BLOCKBUSTER OF THE SUMMER IS HERE featuring Superheroes! Barbarians! Spies! All this plus Archie’s trademark mix of romance, humor, and adventure in an all-new anthology! In the first of three all-new stories, Pureheart the Powerful encounters a superhero that looks a lot like himself! Is this other hero an imposter, or is it a case of imposter syndrome? Next up, the reluctantly heroic barbarian Jughead Jones is scaling a tower, hell-bent on saving the day and waging war against a menacing wizard in a tale that action & adventure fans will love! Finally, intrigue and espionage take hold as the world’s most dangerous woman Veronica Lodge teams with spy extraordinaire Betty Cooper on a top-secret case!

The Best Archie Comic Ever #1

Get sucked into the secret government program, The 06 Protocol this September!


Writer: Lee Turner 
Artist: Cliff Richards 
Colorist: Matt Herms 
Letterer: Cardinal Rae 
Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia  
Incentive Cover: Russ Wooton
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 09.14.22

The seemingly perfect life of the Mirino family is shattered when family patriarch, Faust, is brutally murdered on a quiet summer night. His wife, Cat, and 16-year-old daughter, Missy, are forced to confront a shocking truth about Faust’s involvement in a secret government program known as THE 06 PROTOCOL.  

Now, Cat and Missy have to protect each other as they are hunted, and haunted, by the people and secrets of Faust’s double life.  

Written by Lee Turnerand illustrated by Cliff Richards (10 YEARS TO DEATH, Batman: Red Hood – The Lost Days, Wonder Woman: Mission’s End) comes a story of family secrets, betrayal and bonds built in blood.

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